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The Last Place You'd Look for a Wallaby

My Obsessive Quest to Seek out Alien Species

The Last Place You'd Look for a Wallaby by Glen Chilton
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Glen Chilton returns with another scientific quest, this time to seek out species ill-advisedly introduced into foreign environments. Chilton visits Ireland to witness how rhododendrons, an ornamental plant that escaped a private garden, now threaten to choke out the last of the great oak forests of the United Kingdom. He escapes blood-thirsty midges and a murderous Hungarian architect while visiting a colony of forgotten Scottish wallabies; finds out how termites, brought in on packing crates after WWII, contributed to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans; dives with turtles in North Queensland; and dodges both crocodiles and big guns in the eucalyptus forests of Ethiopia. Along the way, Chilton never turns down the opportunity to share a few pints with eccentric locals, often finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

University of Queensland Press; April 2013
296 pages; ISBN 9780702251443
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Title: The Last Place You'd Look for a Wallaby
Author: Glen Chilton
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